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Friday, 1 December 2017 — 12:00 noon — WAG 316

Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., University of Houston 

“Sugar Diabetes: Medical Entitlement and Civil Rights in America”

In this talk, Professor Mizelle will examine the long and complex history of race and diabetes from the turn of the twentieth century to Hurricane Katrina.


Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston and the author of Backwater Blues: The 1927 Mississippi River Flood and the African American Imagination (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). His research explores the historical borders and overlap between questions of race, environment, technology, and health in modern America.